Can’t remember when your last oil change was or exactly when that new set of tires was put on your vehicle? Well, Car Xpenses (by Amr El Rafie) is a Productivity app that will help you manage and keep track of all of your vehicle(s) service expenses and future maintenance needs due to its simple and easy-to-use user interface. When you think of the massive number of iPhone apps in the iTunes App Store, it becomes mind boggling, and actually a bit overwhelming, even to a bonafide app junkie like me. One thing about this app that I really dig is that it does 1 thing and does that 1 thing exceptionally well — which is track all your vehicle(s) car expenses. The best thing about this app is that while I have tested many apps like this in the past — they are clunky, miss some critical functionality that would make the app work better, or are so bland that you could fall asleep while entering in your data — this is not the case with Car Xpenses.
When I opened up the app, I was greeted with the sound of a starting engine and vibrant blue colors for the user interface that made my senses come alive. Fully awake now, I used the app by entering in my vehicle information, which was very easy, as well as my expenses, and scheduled out future services. There are 4 navigation tabs on the bottom that cover these areas and all are very easy to manage, and the expense are quite customizable with the ability to add unlimited sub-categories for any top category. For example, when you enter expenses you will see relevant icons with top-level categories like Tires, you can select this expense and there are numerous sub-categories already added, but a swipe to the left will reveal little boxes that require only a double tap to add your own sub-category for Tires. In each Expense you will find date, odometer, GPS location, and notes that can be added to provide excellent recall for each expense. Your expenses are tracked by year and can be viewed by date, type and cost with different views. The Services is my favorite part of this app because with a few quick taps you can add necessary appointments to your iPhone calendar, mine happens to be an Exchange calendar, and each of my oil changes for both vehicles have been added as well as recorded in this app based on my last expense entry and my original odometer in vehicle setup — very, very cool — and easy. Plus, I may actually get my oil changed within a 1,000 miles past due.
The Setting’s tab has a number of items that you can change such as currency, distance, statistics, expense tracking, and you can upload your backup data to DropBox. I also found the Help tab to be very well done with quick directions for all functionality, each with an included infographic to show you where and how to do what it is you are trying to figure out. Car Xpenses also comes in a FREE app called Car Xpenses Lite that you can download and test drive before purchasing the full version. This app is a great app to help you keep track of all your different vehicles expenses by simply swiping between your vehicles and quickly digesting your expense percentage based on category in a very vibrantly colored pie chart. Whether it’s for your own vehicle, multiple family vehicles, or others, this app offers great functionality — especially great if you’re a business manager with a fleet of vehicles to keep track of. Be sure to watch the iPhone video app demo for a complete look at this iPhone productivity application. Check out more of our iPhone video app demos. Crazy Mike
Car Xpenses – Manage Vehicle Maintenance iPhone App Details
Title: Car Xpenses – Manage Vehicle Maintenance
Size: 11.2 MB
Developer: Umbrella Corporation/Amr El Rafie
Store: iTunes App Store
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Car Xpenses – Manage Vehicle Maintenance iPhone Developers App Description
“Car Xpenses is a very handy app I would suggest to any not-so-savvy car person who wants to get a better idea of what’s going on with their car.” – PCMag
“Keep your car in tip-top shape with Car Xpenses. This spiffy utility app allows you to keep track of all of your vehicle’s expenses, services, and maintenance needs with little hassle.” – AppAdvice
“Car Xpenses manages multiple cars, maintains a complete record of each one of them, tracks expenses and services with a few clicks and helps you save time and money.” – iPhone Apps Review Online
When was the last time you replaced your car’s battery? Is it time now for the next oil change? If these questions leave your stumped and have you skimming through your service records, it is time to track and manage all your car’s needs in a smarter manner. Car maintenance couldn’t be simpler and easier with an app like Car Xpenses that helps you get the most out of your vehicle.
Car Xpenses is the ultimate tool for vehicle maintenance. Stay on top of your car’s expenses, services and maintenance requirements and detect potential problems well before they arise. Prolong the life of your car and keep it in great shape with timely service reminders and look through the repair history with just a few clicks. Pamper your car inside out and protect it with the best of servicing with Car Xpenses.
Car Xpenses offers many unique features, including:
Managing Vehicle Expenses:
- Simple clicks for entering expenses.
- Choose category, Cost and sub-category (that’s all)
- Allow creating unlimited customized sub-categories.
- Locate expense on a map (which helps determine all car service locations).
- View expenses by month/year.
- View expenses by location.
- Animated Pie chart for expense categories
Managing Vehicle Services:
- Lights and progress bars indicate services that need attention.
- Maintain complete service history.
- Define unlimited customized services.
- Choose service intervals by miles/km or duration (or both).
- Store notes and odometer reading for each car service.
- Calendar notifications remind user about due services.
- Manage multiple cars with no limit.
- Easily track expenses/repairs and services.
- High-resolution graphics; iOS 5 and Retina display support.
- Extremely lightweight and provides great performance, even on older devices.
- Suitable for use in any country supporting the following international units:
*Distance: miles, kilometers
*Currency: all worldwide currencies
- Backup and restore with simple clicks.
- Full application help.
*Disclosure* The developer Umbrella Corporation/Amr El Rafie and the iPhone app “Car Xpenses – Manage Vehicle Maintenance” are paid advertisers on http://www.crazymikesapps.com.